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16 May 2008

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, May 16, 2008 regularly scheduled edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best posts to be found from the best of the past week's business and somehow-money-related blog carnivals!

As we suspected we might in the last edition of OMM, we're still working around the loss of the tools that we use to make assembling each week's edition of OMM a breeze. With any luck, we'll be back up to full speed with next week's edition.

Meanwhile, this was a much better week than average for finding lots of high quality posts across the breadth of blog carnivals that we survey! The best posts of the week that was follow below....

On the Moneyed Midways for May 16, 2008
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Debt Reduction Our Car Loan Is Officially Paid Off - In Less Than Two Months! Chief Family Officer Cathy reveals how she shattered her family's previous record car loan payoff time of four and a half years in applying sharp buying skills along with sound debt management.
Carnival of HR Insights on Exit Process Tvarita Consulting's Weblog What can you learn about exiting employees while applying what you find out toward avoiding an exodus of skilled people from your firm from an India-based HR and Finance consulting firm? Quite a bit, if this slide-show presentation posted by Gautam Ghosh is any indication!
Carnival of HR Telecommuting: Solid Ammunition but No Silver Bullet i4cp Trendwatcher With high gas prices, we suspect a lot of firms are considering telecommuting policies. Lary Crews identifies the pros and cons of working from home, looking at costs, savings, morale, employee retention, and potential impacts to doing business.
Carnival of Personal Finance 10 Steps to Avoid Becoming a Millionaire No Debt Plan Kevin reveals the secrets you need to remove any shot you have to become rich like a Republican! Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Real Estate Home Owners Want To Be Lied To.... Minneapolis Real Estate Blog A homeowner asked Jennifer Kirby to be "brutally honest" in assessing their house and what price it should be listed on the market. Find out how she lost the listing to another agent who told the owner what they really wanted to hear. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality Craigslist vs eBay I've Paid for This Twice Already…. PaidTwice compares her experience in using both Craigslist and eBay in selling things she no longer needed and finds that each site has unique advantages for different circumstances.
Festival of Stocks Macau Play: Melco PBS (MPEL) - On the Up and Worth a Gamble Saving to Invest Would you gamble on buying stock in a Chinese casino? Andy has lost money on the stock for Melco PBL Entertainment (MPEL) but believes that it has good potential in the medium-to-long term.
Festival of Stocks Ingersoll-Rand (IR): Earnings Analysis College Analysts James Cullen thinks that Ingersoll-Rand's (IR) recent purchase of Trane will help it break from being a heavy cyclical stock, but for now, it's trading that way, which means there's a real opportunity for investors to make gains.
Carnival of Money Stories Best Financial Move in College #1: I Attend a Public University BripBlap BripBlap had full scholarship offers to a number of good universities, but ultimately chose "Hometown State," which not only led to a degree that led to a good job, but also made it possible to start life after college with money in the bank and no debt. Absolutely essential reading!

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